Join ECOS to hear representatives from Caltrans and the Sacramento Council of Governments (SACOG) discuss recent State actions that provide good news for ECOS goals to reduce sprawl and encourage infill development. This saves habitat, reduces air pollution & climate change impacts, and encourages affordable housing.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Zoom Meeting ID 818 6537 7865 | Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81865377865 | Call-in: 1-669-900-6833
Green Means Go
The State has approved major funding to SACOG to incentivize infill development, in order to enable our region to meet the State’s mandate for 19% per-capita greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction by 2035. Kacey Lizon, SACOG’s Deputy Executive Director, will present the latest information on how this funding will be used. (SACOG: Sacramento Area Council of Governments)
Senate Bill (SB) 743
This law prioritizes development and transportation projects that get us out of cars and into sustainable modes of transportation, to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT), air pollution, and GHG emissions. Adding to roadways “induces demand” that can re-congest roads. Caltrans’ Eric Sundquist will inform us about their recently adopted guidance to this law. Caltrans Deputies Jeanie Ward-Waller and Chris Ganson (lead for review of land use projects) will contribute to the discussion.
Note: Our next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.
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